The best classic and old school Turn-based games

Wasteland

Wasteland

Wasteland is a post-apocalyptic RPG developed by Interplay and published by Electronic Arts in 1988 for the Apple II, DOS, and Commodore 64. It was later followed by Wasteland 2 in 2014, with a few failed sequels in between.

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2017-07-05Tags: fallout post-apocalyptic turn-based

Betrayal at Krondor

Betrayal at Krondor

Betrayal at Krondor is an adventure RPG game developed and published by Dynamix in 1993 for DOS. It was later ported to Windows in 2010. Betrayal at Krondor is inspired by and based on the Riftwar novels written by Raymond E.

Year: 1993 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2018-04-24Tags: fantasy turn-based

Ascendancy

Ascendancy

Ascendancy is a sci fi turn-based strategy game developed and published by The Logic Factory in 1995 and released for DOS. It is referred to as a “4x” game, meaning explore,...

Year: 1995 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2016-11-19Tags: 4x science fiction turn-based

Steel Panthers

Steel Panthers

Steel Panthers is a turn-based historical wargame developed by Strategic Simulations Inc and published by Mindscape in 1995 for MS-DOS. The game was designed by Gary Grigsby, consi...

Year: 1995 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2016-12-28Tags: hexagonal map historical battle history tank turn-based war wargame ww2

Lords of the Realm

Lords of the Realm

Lords of the Realm is a turn-based strategy game developed and published by Impressions Games in 1994. It was originally released for the Amiga and MS-DOS, but it was ported to Windows three years later.

Year: 1994 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2017-08-14Tags: aga europe history management medieval real-time turn-based

Dark Sun: Wake of the Ravager

Dark Sun: Wake of the Ravager

Dark Sun: Wake of the Ravager is a fantasy RPG and sequel to Dark Sun: Shattered Lands, developed and published by Strategic Simulations in 1994 for DOS only. It’s an officially licensed Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game.

Year: 1994 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2018-03-13Tags: d&d fantasy post-apocalyptic turn-based

Jagged Alliance

Jagged Alliance

Jagged Alliance is a turn-based tactical role-playing game with a mixture of strategy, inspired to X-Com games. It was developed by Sir-tech Software and released in 1994 for MS-DOS by Madlab Software.

Year: 1995 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2018-01-20Tags: turn-based

Panzer General

Panzer General

Panzer General is a top-down, turn-based, historical battle game developed and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc and released for DOS in 1994. It was one of the first games (...

Year: 1994 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2015-04-16Tags: historical battle history turn-based war wargame ww2

UFO: Alien Invasion

UFO: Alien Invasion

UFO: Alien Invasion is a futuristic, squad-based and turn-based strategy game set in 2084, heavily inspired by X-COM, but not a sequel or a remake.

Year: 2015 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2015-04-08Tags: sci-fi/futuristic turn-based freeware

Ultima VI: The False Prophet

Ultima VI: The False Prophet

Ultima VI: The False Prophet, developed by Origin Systems, is the sixth part in the role-playing video game series of Ultima. It was released in 1990 for DOS, then in 1991 and 1992 for Commodore 64, Amiga and Atari ST.

Year: 1990 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2015-04-17Tags: fantasy puzzle-solving turn-based wanderer

Battle Isle 2

Battle Isle 2

Battle Isle 2, also known as Battle Isle 2200 in America, is a top-down turn based strategy game released in 1994. It was developed by Blue Byte Software, who also published the game in Europe.

Year: 1994 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2016-11-23Tags: science fiction turn-based

Albion

Albion

Albion is a science fiction RPG that was developed and published by Blue Byte in 1995 for DOS. Interestingly, the team that created the games Amberstar and Ambermoon created this game in a move from Thalion to Blue Byte.

Year: 1995 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2015-04-06Tags: fantasy science fiction turn-based

Centurion: Defender of Rome

Centurion: Defender of Rome

Centurion: Defender of Rome is a strategy game developed by Bits of Magic and published by Electronic Arts. Initially released for PC in 1990, it was ported to Amiga and SEGA Genesis in 1991.

Year: 1991 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: ancient egypt classical antiquity historical battle history map-based historical middle east real-time roman turn-based war

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny is the fifth entry in the role-playing video game series Ultima and it was released initially in 1988 for DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64, later followed by other platforms.

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: fantasy puzzle-solving turn-based wanderer